More than 100 people have been quarantined in Sierra Leone after a new case of Ebola was confirmed in the country.
Report claims that the woman who died last week of the disease may have exposed at least 27 others, raising the risk of more cases just as the epidemic appeared to be ending.
The country’s government has urged the public not to panic as it announced the isolation of those who had been in contact with the victim before her death.
The World Health Organisation had recently declared the end of the outbreak in West Africa but warned of potential flare-ups as the survivors could carry the virus for months.
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Health officials say more still needs to be done to eradicate the epidemic that claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people, in West Africa
The latest Ebola case is a setback for the nation after it was declared Ebola free for two months.